Sunday, July 5, 2009

PAPEL Teacher Participation Information Form

Martin Terrones, of PAPEL (People's Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation) writes,

"As some of you may have heard, LAUSD's budget cuts have taken effect and a toll on our students, many of whom, we've learned, have been locked in their homes by their parents for fear that they may leave and get into trouble by joining the wrong crowd or by ending up on the wrong place at the wrong time.  

As a result, members of the newly created People's Assembly for Popular Education & Liberation (PAPEL) have decided to hold summer school to help save as many of those students as we possibly can.  We may not be able to help the hundreds of thousands of students affected by these cuts this summer.  But however many we can help and save will be more than our elected officials are willing to themselves.

And so, if you are interested in teaching a class for a few hours a week over a 6-week period of time (or less, depending on availability), please complete the questionnaire form and return it IMMEDIATELY so I can compile a master schedule of classes and determine what teachers will be available to teach.  

If you are not interested but you know someone who may be, please forward the email to them.  We need your help if this is going to be a success.  I can't emphasize enough how important your participation, however limited, will be to starting a movement that will resonate with other school districts already mired by their own budget cuts."

Martin Terrones sent this form, below, for interested teachers to fill out. Completed forms can be sent to him at 

Summer School Teacher Sign-up


Teacher Name:


Home Address:








Telephone (mobile):


Telephone (home):





Teaching Grade Level
(if any):


Name of School
Where You Taught:


Subject(s) Taught:



Contact Person:


Relationship to Teacher:


Telephone Number:




Please list your undergraduate degree(s) earned.


If you are still in the process of getting a degree, please list the major you are considering or academic subject you are most interested in.


If you are not in college or have no undergraduate or advanced degree and would like to teach, please discuss your experience in the area you are interested in teaching.
(Please note: You do not need a university degree to educate our kids. We are simply trying to ascertain the different skills our community possesses so we can provide our students with a wider array of courses or skills to teach them.)


In order of preference, please list the subject(s) you would like to teach. If possible, please be as specific as possible (e.g. California History; Chicana/o Art; Chicana/o Literature; History of the Roman Empire; American Authors of the 20th Century; Pre-Colombian Art; History of Rock ‘n Roll; Mexico in Transition, 1810 – 1910; Poets of the Revolution; Geometry; Molecular Biology; Human Anatomy; Mechanical Physics; Astronomy, etc.).


Course Description
















Based on your preference, please list the top 3 best days of the week that you would like to teach and the preferred 2-hour block of time. 

Please note: Because we are offering students specific courses to register for, we are asking that teachers sign up for a two-hour block of time, two days a week. If you wish to commit to a single day for 4-hours, that will be acceptable also. For example, if you are teaching a literature course, we would appreciate you committing to teach Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1Pm – 3PM or Tuesdays 1PM-5PM.  While we are still considering how long to keep the summer program going, we are tentatively trying to shoot for a 5-week session.  If you are unable to commit for that period of time, we will try our best to find someone to take over in your absence.  Whatever time you can provide, we will be most appreciative. 

Preferred Day(s) of the Week

Preferred Block of Time



8AM – 10AM or 1PM – 5PM










1 comment:

  1. FYI.. and for Future Reference.. you can set up a google form the work great for this kind of purpose. Un Abazo, Jose Rodriguez.